In a wonderful world, switching to whole milk would be sooooooo easy. That the little Nummie lover would take to it without a problem. But that is soooooo not my world. I have received some wonderful help, from our Mummies in our Facebook page, and I am once again in need of some advice.
I have decided to try and wean Katelyn from 6 feedings a day down to 5 feedings. I also have been trying to get her to drink whole cow's milk. I have offered her straight whole cow's milk in a sippy, without any success. She refuses to drink her sippy. I have offered it cold, warm, warmer, and at room temperature. All with the same response. Now granted, she is not a big sippy cup drinker.... but if I offer her room temperature water (from a sippy) she will drink some. So, I decided that I would pump the feeding I am weaning her off of, and offer her the expressed milk in a sippy. I have been doing this for 4 days...... and I get the same response. She will (so very cutely) shake her head no and throw the sippy cup either at me or away from me. Now I have offered her the expressed breastmilk at room temp, warmer than room temp, and even cold. All with the same response. (The ever so cute head shake.)
My reasoning for doing this is toeventually mix my expressed breastmilk with some whole cow's milk, in order to get her to eventually drink straight cow's milk. But how am I to get to that point if she wont even drink my breastmilk from a sippy? Now this is the girl who also HATED bottles and was very picky when it came to using a paci. I understand that she is not an "artificial" baby (meaning she likes only the real stuff...... mommy's biddys.) but this "aversion" to artificial feeding devices is causing a problem.
She will not eat cold cheese, but will eat a grilled cheese sandwich. She does like yogurt, but that is the only milk based food she will eat.
So fellow Mummies.... can you help me out? Any tips for this confused mummie? I mean my little Kit Kat can not be the only baby like this...... right? Please tell me she is not an odd ball.